Urban exploration

There is so much to do in Gatineau and Ottawa that we came up with 4 circuits for you to enjoy. Urban beaches, museums, nice restaurants, boat rides, bike rides or even helicopter rides, your stay in the city will be special but never dull. Most attractions are accessible with the STO's bus system. This circuit will take you aboard a very unique vehicle: an amphibus! It's a unique tour of the national capital on land AND water. Then, head to Centre de plein air du Lac-Beauchamp and enjoy an oasis of nature in the heart of the city. What to do there? Rent a canoe or kayak, take a walk in the many trails, or do absolutely nothing with both feet in the warm sand. You'll definitely need a chocolate-dipped ice cream cone after that!

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Points of interest

Lady Dive Tours
kiosque situé au coin des rues Sparks et Elgin
Ottawa (Ontario)

Lady Dive Tours specializes in bilingual guided tours on both land and water! Hop aboard the Amphibus or one of our double-decker buses and discover over 75 attractions in our national capital, Ottawa, including museums, parks, embassies, Parliament Hill, the Prime Minister’s residence, Rideau Hall, the ByWard Market, and lots more. A unique historical and educational adventure awaits you!

14,7 km
To reach lac Beauchamp, follow Jacques-Cartier Street along the Ottawa River; the new bike path will prove an inviting option. Enjoy lunch at Rest'O'Bord Le Pirate (kids get free ice cream with a coupon you can get on our website or on the family activities map)!
Centre de plein air du Lac-Beauchamp
745, boul. Maloney Est
Gatineau (Québec)

Lac-Beauchamp Park offers 213 hectors of recreational installations that are accessible all year round. The main pavilion offers services and equipment rental. With 15 km of recreational trails, this is the perfect location for swimming, canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sliding and skating.

7,5 km
For history buffs and fans of built heritage, there is a sector to be discovered between Lac Beauchamp and Chocolats Favoris. From Maloney Blvd., take a left on main and then james-Murray towards Poplar. The Quartier-du-Moulin boasts a real New-England charm.
Chocolats Favoris
455, boul. de la Gappe
Gatineau (Québec) J8T 0A2

Discover the magic of chocolate at Chocolats Favoris! Sit on our fabulous terrace and enjoy one of our many chocolate surprises, like our famous ice cream topping which comes in 12 amazing flavours, also available for fondue. Our chocolate shop and our ice cream parlour is open all year round. Rooted in age-old traditions, Chocolats Favoris’ concept offers a unique ambience where liquid chocolate rules!